Refuge Junior Naturalist Program
Texas Mid-coast Complex National Wildlife Refuge

Activities and Schedule

Activities for 2017
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Date/Time

 

Activity

Location


TBA

RJN Activity 1
(Required)

Orientation Meeting
Includes Parents Meeting
Leaders: Jennifer Sanchez, Tom Schneider, and Jen Brown

Activity: Nature Journaling, Leader Jennifer Sanchez

Discovery Center
Brazoria NWR

TBA

RJN Activity 2

Activity: Nature Photography
Activity Leaders: Pete and Peggy Romfh

Discovery Center
Brazoria NWR

TBA

RJN Activity 3

Sea Turtle Patrol and Simulated Egg Excavation
(Short introduction to Refuge Junior Naturalist Resource Library at Complex Office).
Leader: Shane Kasson and Curtis Jones

Meet: Complex Office, Activity Sargent Beach

TBA

RJN Activity 4
Field Trip & social event afterwards

Kayaking (Outdoor and kayak skills)
(Parents are encouraged to participate)
Hot dog and marshmallow roast
Leader: Dave Ramsey

Buffalo Camp Bayou

TBA

RJN Activity 5

Habitat Management: Using Prescribed Burns
(Fire Basics/Line Construction/Laying Hose)
Leader: Ryan Vice

San Bernard NWR Headquarters

TBA .

RJN Activity 6

Alligator, Duck Banding, Rocket Netting, Live Reptiles and Careers in Conservation
(with Partner Texas Parks & Wildlife)
Leaders: Dave Butler & Marc Ealy

Justin Hurst Wildlife Management Area

Date TBD

RJN Activity 7
Field Trip

Two days

Camping at Nueces Delta Preserve, Sea Turtle Hatchling Release, Texas Aquarium?
Leaders: Stephanie Jess and Tom Schneider

Padre Island National Seashore


Date to be determined

RJN Activity 8

Field Trip

Houston Zoo
Career program with live animals and tour of zoo

Houston Zoo

TBA

RJN Activity 9

Field Trip

Sea Center Texas

TBA

RJN Activity 10

Reptiles Study with Live Reptiles / Law Enforcement and All Their Toys
Leaders: Curtis Jones and Joe Ham

San Bernard NWR

TBA

RJN Activity 11

Introduction to GPS / Invasive Plant Species Mapping
Leader: Thomas Adams

Dow Woods

TBA

RJN Activity 12

Wildlife Sketching, Duck Habitat and Duck Art
(Junior Duck Stamp Art)
Leaders: Cherie McBride and Jennifer Sanchez

Discovery Center, Brazoria NWR

TBA .

RJN Activity 13

Field Trip

Birding
Bird Identification, Habitat Study, Bird Banding,
Migration Mapping, and Bird Games

Leaders: Carol Jones and Kay and Robert Lookingbill

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

TBA

RJN Activity 14

Habitat Restoration: Cord Grass Planting & Marsh Buggy

Leader: Tom Schneider

San Bernard NWR

TBA

RJN Activity 15

Field Trip

Two days

Camping at Quantana Beach
Beach
Walk, Cleanup, and Beach Grass Planting
Leader: James Glover

Quinana Co. Beach Park

TBA

RJN Activity 16

Interpreting Nature for the Public
(Integrating photos, video, and internet)
Leader:

Discovery Center, Brazoria NWR


Date to be determined

RJN Activity 17

Field Trip

Whooping Crane Boat Tour

Matagorda Island

DTBA

RJN Activity 18

Habitat and Resource Mapping (GIS, GPS, Air Photography)

Leader: Sarah McCabe

Discovery Center, Brazoria NWR

TBA

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RJN Activity 19

Freeport Christmas Bird Count
Bird species counting on the Marsh Buggy
Leader: Tom Schneider

Discovery Center
Brazoria NWR

TBA

Volunteer
Activity

Discovery Center Holiday Open House
Organizer: Jen Brown

Discovery Center
Brazoria NWR

TBA

RJN Activity 20

Hawk Watch (Hawk Catching and Banding)
Leaders: Kay and Robert Lookingbill

Discovery Center
Brazoria NWR

TBA

Final Event

Graduation (Meal with Potluck)
Project Presentations

Discovery Center
Brazoria NWR

April 21-22, 2018
Sat. / Sun.

Volunteer
Activity

Migration Celebration

San Bernard NWR

 

Additional volunteer opportunities will be scheduled.

Refuge Junior Naturalist Program
Texas Mid-coast Complex National Wildlife Refuge
2547 County Road 316
Brazoria TX 77422-7703
Information: info@juniornaturalist.net
Website: web@juniornaturalist.net
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Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges